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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can doctors tell me what does mitral valve regurgitation 2/4 means?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Regurgitation : The 2/4 is a semi quantitative description coming from from listening to the murmur or seeing a doppler picture of the mitral regurgitation. Best to ask the person who used the term what they meant, it has lots of personal variation.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
On echocardiogram : Or by auscultation as they are different.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How to tell if mitral valve regurgitation is getting worse?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Echo: An echocardiogram (fancy ultrasound of the heart) is the main tool for following mitral regurgitation. Also maybe even more important is the presence or lack of symptoms. As mitral regurge gets worse usually you get tired easier. The amount of activity to make you short of breath becomes less and less. You may not be able to lay flat and may have to sit up to breathe. Your dr can help.

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